A genus of 150-200 species, temperate, of the Northern Hemisphere and montane South America. The genus is separated into distinctive subgenera, these sometimes maintained as full genera (as by S). A molecular study suggests that recognition of Grossularia as a genus distinct from Ribes is not warranted, though it does form a monophyletic group nested within Ribes s.l. (Senters & Soltis 2003; Weigend, Mohr, & Motley 2002). The dried "currants" commonly available in stores are actually raisins made from a small variety of grape, and have nothing to do with Ribes.
Ref: Minney & Landsman (2018); Morin (2009b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009); Schultheis & Donoghue (2004); Senters & Soltis (2003); Sinnott (1985); Spongberg (1972); Weigend In Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007); Weigend, Mohr, & Motley (2002). Show full citations.